New year, new artists

We often feature the exhibitions at BAU Gallery in Beacon here and indeed have a story on Cold Spring artist Russ Ritell – whose work (and curatorial skills) were most recently featured at BAU – in our current issue.

We’d like to share the latest from BAU, details of its first exhibition of the new year.

“Newbies: One Gallery 4 New Artists,” as shared by the gallery, is a “quadruple slam of talented and inventive new faces” who join the growing list of artists represented by the gallery.

With the show, the gallery is introducing Jebah Baum, Elizabeth Arnold, Ilse Schreiber-Noll and Andrew Rust Barger.

As the advance shares, “Gallery One will feature a sampling of work from our newest artists. BAU Gallery has always emphasized complete freedom for its artists to experiment and try new ideas, expand on themes and present new works. BAU is a place for artists to grow and our new members fit right in with our philosophy. They are experimenters and we look forward to seeing what Jebah, Elizabeth, Ilse and Andrew will surprise our audiences with every successive exhibition they will participate in.”

Baum is a process-based painter, sculptor, printmaker and photographer. Arnold is a psychologist and a mixed media artist whose recent work involves found objects like wood and bone. Schreiber-Noll is a multimedia artist. Rust Barger is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on critical approaches to current trends, regionalism, alternative economies, ownership and audience and community engagement, interpolating kitsch and fine art, materiality and performance.

The show will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and will continue through Feb. 3. (The snow date is 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 13).

Gallery Two will feature a collection of work by all 2019 represented artists who also include Ritell, Carla Goldberg, Joan Phares, Pamela Zaremba, Melissa Schlobohm and Eileen Sackman, while Chloe Mosbacher’s “Wake Up Call: Extended” will be in the Beacon Room.

The gallery, open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, is at 506 Main St.

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– Mary Shustack



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